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No. 2 The Twyn

A Grade II Listed Building in St Fagans, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.4857 / 51°29'8"N

Longitude: -3.2701 / 3°16'12"W

OS Eastings: 311903

OS Northings: 177065

OS Grid: ST119770

Mapcode National: GBR HT.KN4P

Mapcode Global: VH6F5.8XKG

Entry Name: No. 2 The Twyn

Listing Date: 6 October 1977

Last Amended: 28 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82241

Building Class: Domestic

Location: One of a group of estate buildings clustered below St Fagans Castle.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: St. Fagans (Sain Ffagan)

Community: St. Fagans

Locality: St Fagans

Built-Up Area: St Fagans

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Probably late C18 or early C19 in origin but much altered and rebuilt at various times. These cottages were improved by the Plymouth Estate, along with many others, in the late C19 and there is a photograph showing them at this date in the Museum of Welsh Life. They were improved again in the later C20 when the roofs were raised (see the new stonework under the eaves) and changed and they were given new features.


Local rubblestone walls with brick heads and dressings to the features. Formerly thatched roof with eyebrows; now with plain tile roof (see History), red brick stacks. One of two 2-storey cottages, No 2 stepped uphill from No 1. Central entry double depth plan with single storey rear extensions.
Front wall of No 2 has two 2-light casements on both first and ground floors with taller ones below. Central doorway with glazed porch and ledged door. A single storey bakehouse with brick chimney has been added to the left of this house.


Interior not inspected at resurvey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a part of the important group of historic estate buildings at the centre of St Fagans village.

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